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BRUSSELS, November 1./TASS/. Leaders of European Union institutions have expressed condolences in connection with the crash of a Russian airliner in Egypt on Saturday.
Messages of condolences have come, in particular, from EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz and European Council President Donald Tusk.
Kogalymavia carrier’s Flight 9268 came down about half-an-hour after leaving the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh for St. Petersburg.
The plane was carrying 217 passengers and seven crew. President Vladimir Putin declared Sunday, November 1, a day of mourning for the worst air disaster in Russian history.